Toy Helicopter

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Project by Nighthawk posted 12-26-2016 06:23 AM 1207 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ask James (6 1/2 years) after Christmas Dinner does he want to help make something… He said “yes…”
Me: “What do you want to make?”
James: “A helicopter…”
Me: “ermmm ok… let’s do it…”

All I did was quickly draw a shape out on the piece of pine, and cut out on the bandsaw. Then found some scrap for the landing gear, and rotor blades, then I just use glue and screws I eve predrilled…

I then said it needs a rear stabilising fin so I added that. Then I said, I should really shape the landing gear a bit better, so that was done on the sanding disc.

I added the dowel and then glued a cap on the dowel so that the rotor blades can still spin. James will take it home tomorrow (boxing day) and paint it the colours of his choosing…

Has working rotor blades and all… this is one of those high tech toys… lol All off the cuff like 95% of my projects.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#1 posted 12-26-2016 12:23 PM

Really nice and making it with him is even better. A present for both of you.

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James Wright

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#2 posted 12-26-2016 02:57 PM

Sweet work man!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL,

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#3 posted 12-26-2016 11:39 PM

A fine looking helicopter—I’m sure James is very pleased with it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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